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Los Alamos Medical Center Hosts Women’s Healthy Life Symposium And Celebration 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. Saturday

on October 24, 2014 - 12:34pm

LAMC News:

The first-ever Women’s Healthy Life Symposium and Celebration is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Los Alamos Medical Center.

Bring a friend, a sister, a neighbor, a mother, or a daughter with you! From breastfeeding and belly dancing to menopause management and yoga, the healthcare providers at LAMC have something to offer every woman.

One of the most-exciting aspects of this first-ever event, is the fact that 17 different physicians and healthcare providers are presenting information, live and in-person.

Watch Video Of Debate Between Los Alamos Sheriff Candidates

on October 24, 2014 - 12:34pm

Supporters gather in the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom Wednesday to watch the debate between incumbent Sheriff Marco Lucero and challenger Jaret McDonald. From left, John Horne Jr, John Horne Sr, Chris Clark, Jennifer McDonald, Sandra Lucero, Jim Leach and Jean Gindreau of PAC 8, who filmed the debate. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Incumbent Sheriff Marco Lucero, left, and challenger Jaret McDonald shake hands before Wednesday's debate. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

POLITICAL News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post hosted a debate Wednesday at its downtown headquarters for the

Halloweekend In Los Alamos Kicks Off Today!

on October 24, 2014 - 11:27am

Trick or Treat on MainStreet 2013. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos is disguising itself starting today as the spookiest place to be with its two-day “Halloweekend” featuring hair-raising events through Saturday and on Halloween Day.

“Halloweekend” begins at 4 p.m. today with Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet, when businesses along Central Avenue and MainStreet keep their doors open until 6 p.m. and hand out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters. Expect to see a few haunted houses along the way. A special performance by Dance Arts Los Alamos begins at 5 p.m.

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SFI Post Doc/Paraclimber Christa Brelsford Gives Back

on October 24, 2014 - 10:59am
Christa Brelsford exemplifies 'Service Above Self.' Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rotary’s motto is “service above self” and Christa Brelsford, the speaker at Rotary Club of Los Alamos’ meeting Tuesday, exemplifies this motto.

The Santa Fe Institute Post Doctorate and champion rock climber lost her right leg when a building collapsed on her during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. In response, Breslford started Christa’s Angels, an initiative to support the friends and colleagues she worked alongside in Haiti.

Last Day To Vote For The Band Perry To Play Los Alamos

on October 24, 2014 - 10:56am

The Band Perry. Courtesy photo

STATE FARM News:

State Farm agents Lou Santoro and Abe Dispennette along with Los Alamos High School would like to thank all of you who have been faithful in celebrating safe driving habits with our teenagers. 

Your voting have kept us at the top of the ranks for New Mexico. 

Don’t forget to vote one last time today and help push us just a bit higher in the ranks and possibly be qualified from some huge State Farm grants for our High School students!

Vote at www.CelebrateMyDrive.com.

Japanese And German Media Visit Los Alamos

on October 24, 2014 - 10:03am

Los Alamos Historical Museum. Courtesy/LAHS

LA HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, the former enemies of the United States are interested to learn how the community that played a significant role in ending the war portrays its own history.

This week, a reporter from the Chugoku Shimbun, a newspaper in Hiroshima, and a German documentary film crew both visited the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

“They both had thoughtful and even challenging questions,” said Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Historical Society.

Strange Attachments On Roof Of New Nature Center Explained

on October 24, 2014 - 9:34am

Solar panel attachments can be seen on the roof of the new nature center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Driving past the construction site of the new nature center at 2600 Canyon Road, you might think to yourself, “What are those strange things on the roof?”

In fact, they are attachments for photovoltaic (solar) panels. While the funds may not be available to install the panels before the building opens next spring, having the attachments in place will ensure that it is easy to add them when funds become available.

In the meantime, the interior drywall is almost complete, and most of the

Las Vegas Puts Local Artists Back On Map With Studio Tour

on October 24, 2014 - 9:27am

ART News:

Big things are happening in “Lil' Las Vegas, N.M. The 2014 Historic Las Vegas Art Studio Tour, sponsored by the Las Vegas Arts Council, marks the return of the art walk in Las Vegas, highlighting the artistic talent of more than 70 Northeastern New Mexico artists and artisans.

The exciting two-day tour will feature over 22 stops featuring a wide range of works (painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, photography, traditional Spanish art, street art, mixed media and more).

Las Vegas has been a popular stop since the 1800s. Historically a railroad town

it has played host to

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White Rock Complex Remodel Meeting

on October 24, 2014 - 9:22am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Community Economic Development Department staff will host a public meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at the White Rock Senior Center to discuss the White Rock Complex Remodel Project.

In May 2012, Council approved a reduced project scope and the associated funding of $8.4 million to be included in the FY13 budget. The project returned to Council with a redefined scope including a smaller 10,500-square-foot new Library at Piñon Park, remodeling the existing Youth Activity Center and remodeling the existing Municipal Complex.

The Municipal Complex remodel

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $8.5 Million For Sipapu Ski Resort, Santa Fe Charter School

on October 24, 2014 - 9:13am

NM DELEGATION News:

WASHINGTON – Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján announced that Sipapu Recreational Development in Vadito and the Academy for Technology and the Classics Foundation in Santa Fe will each receive more than $4.2 million in guaranteed loans to advance their operations.

Sipapu Recreational Development will receive $4.235 million to improve its ski resort operations, including funding to purchase equipment and machinery, provide working capital and to pay off existing debt.

Jemez Springs Library Presents Author Judith Avila With Grandson Of Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez

on October 24, 2014 - 8:22am

President George W. Bush salutes Navajo Code Talkers. Courtesy/JSPL

JEMEZ News:

In honor of all veterans and Native American Heritage Month, Jemez Springs Public Library is pleased to present a talk by author Judith Avila and Latham Nez, grandson of the last code talker, Chester Nez who passed away in June this year.

Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez and author Judith Avila. Courtesy/JSPL

The event is 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 at Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church.

They will talk about Nez’s memoir of his experiences as a code talker, one of the Native American heroes of World War II.

WIPP Ventilation Fan Restarted

on October 24, 2014 - 7:54am

WIPP News:

Tuesday evening, workers at WIPP successfully restarted the 860A fan that is part of the mine ventilation and filtration system currently operating at the site.

The 860A fan was started Feb. 14, when continuous air monitors (CAM) in the WIPP underground facility detected elevated levels of radioactive contamination and shifted the underground ventilation system into filtration mode, forcing all air exiting the facility through High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. The WIPP underground facility has remained in filtration mode since the event occurred.

The 860A fan ran

GO Bond C Will Provide $500,000 For UNM-LA EMT Classroom Upgrades

on October 24, 2014 - 7:43am

UNM-LA News:

This fall voters in Los Alamos County will have the opportunity to invest in the state’s public colleges and universities without any increase to their property taxes.

General Obligation Bond C (also referred to as GO Bond C) proposes a total of $141,000,000 for New Mexico’s public colleges and universities, of which $500,000 will be allocated to UNM-LA. UNM-LA will add another $250,000 for a total capital investment of $750,000.

These funds will be used to renovate classroom lab space for the EMS training degree program.

Letter to the Editor: Enjoy WGN's 'Manhattan' But Don't Believe A Word Of It

on October 24, 2014 - 7:30am
By ALAN HACK
Los Alamos

With the finish of this year's episodes of "Manhattan" I have a few comments.

There was indeed friction between the Army and civilians involving cutting down trees and other issues. But when the story gets to the scientific and technical issues almost everything shown is wrong.

A key issue was the need to develop an implosion system when reactor generated Pu proved to have too much spontaneous fission to be used in a gun type assembly.

Pet of the Week: Zed The Dog

on October 24, 2014 - 7:13am

Zed the dog. Courtesy/LAC

SHELTER News:

Zed is a 7-year-old neutered male tricolor shepherd/Aussie mix who is medium sized at about about 40 pounds.

He is housebroken, leash-trained and crate trained. In fact, Zed’s leash manners are exemplary. He enjoys the company of other gentle dogs, but does not get along with cats or children.

He has a slight aversion to loud noises. While Zed is learning who his new family is, he will need a tall, climb-proof fence. For a personalized introduction to Zed, call his sponsor at 505.660.1648.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179,

Last Day For Shuttle Buses To Bandelier This Year Is Monday

on October 24, 2014 - 6:59am
One of the Atomic City Transit shuttles at the Bandelier Visitor Center. The last day of shuttle service to the park this year is Monday, Oct. 27. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
  • Shuttles carried more than 45,500 passengers to Bandelier between May and October
Monday, Oct. 27, will be this year's last day of shuttle bus service from White Rock to Bandelier National Monument. 

Now that the busy summer season has passed, park visitors will again be welcome to drive down to the Visitor Center area throughout the day.

Many visitors, those local and from far away, wonder why the shuttles are needed.

Museum Of Indian Arts And Culture Awarded $105,000 Grant

on October 24, 2014 - 6:41am

MIAC News: 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $105,000 to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation on behalf of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, to benefit the Museum's archaeological collections.

The museum will use these grant funds to improve access to key artifacts that are part of the founding collections of the Laboratory of Anthropology (LOA), allowing the Museum to move the H.P. Mera Ceramic Survey Collection to the new repository at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), along with the other comparative and archaeological type collections.  

The

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Millicent Rogers Museum Receives Significant Donations

on October 24, 2014 - 6:36am
Pueblo ceremonial clothing given to the museum by Mark and Linda Winter of the Toadlena Trading Post. Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

The Millicent Rogers Museum, located in Taos, is pleased to announce the largest group of donations and acquisitions to its permanent collection in more than two decades.

The gifts and purchases follow on the heels of the recent major gift of nearly 50 paintings by Taos Pueblo artists presented earlier this year by Brad and Fran Taylor.

Jim and Dody Hoffman of Las Lunas presented a major gift of 35 pieces of pueblo pottery including significant examples by Maria
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GLOW – Winter Lights In The Garden

on October 24, 2014 - 6:27am

SFBG News:

Santa Fe Botanical Garden presents GLOW – A Winter Lights Event in the Garden, opening Thursday, Dec. 4, at Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. Entrance to GLOW is by admission. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online and at the door at www.santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Early Bird tickets are available Nov. 1-15 at reduced rates. Tickets are available online at www.santafebotanicalgarden.org and at the door.

Now in its 2nd year of GLOW, the Garden has partnered with Joe Dean of Lumenscapes Illuminated Media to create the dazzling and extravagant

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, 2014

on October 23, 2014 - 11:12pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Oct. 16 at 9:38 a.m. / An 18-year-old Espanola woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is less than $250.  

Oct. 17 at 9:13 a.m. / A 13-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she is the victim of child solicitation by electronic communication device.

Oct. 17 at 8:43 p.m.

Letter to the Editor: Crossed-poles

on October 23, 2014 - 9:38pm
By TRAVIS NAIBERT
Los Alamos

I appreciate Rando Manley for advocating an exciting new use of the old Smith's location in his recent letter to the editor, but I think he is treading on dangerous ground by suggesting that we house both penguins and polar bears in the old ice cream section.

Since these animals live at opposite ends of the globe there is no telling what would happen if we combined them here in our community.

I would seriously advocate that we stick to our own hemisphere!

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Get A Pumpkin At LAHS Choir's Pumpkin Patch!

on October 23, 2014 - 9:19pm

Don't forget to stop by and get a perfect pumpkin. The Los Alamos High School Choir's October Pumpkin Patch will be open 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, all day Saturday and again on Sunday. Courtesy/LAHS Choir

Partial Solar Eclipse Photographed From Quemezon

on October 23, 2014 - 9:02pm

Today's Partial Solar Eclipse taken from the Quemezon area of Los Alamos. The sunspot (cooler dark patch on the sun) is several times larger than the Earth. The structure silhouetted at the bottom of the photo is a neighbor’s roof. Photo by Rick Wallace
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Los Alamos Co+op Market Increases Wages

on October 23, 2014 - 12:24pm
Front-end Clerk Cody Ulibarri serves a customer at the Co+op Market. Courtesy/LACM
 
By WHITNEY SPIVEY
LACM

When employees of the Los Alamos Cooperative Market opened their paystubs Thursday, they found, on average, a $0.54 wage increase in their hourly rates. For a clerk who works 35 hours per week, that ads up to an extra $75 per month, or about $900 per year.

“It’s incredibly important because it keeps moral up and it gives us peace of mind,” Front-end Clerk Cody Ulibarri said.

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Los Alamos Firefighters Union Endorses Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard For Reelection

on October 23, 2014 - 12:21pm

Los Alamos Firefighters Union with Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard. Courtesy photo

POLITICAL News:

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard received the endorsement of Los Alamos Fighters Union IAFF Local #3279 in her run for re-election to the New Mexico State House, Dist. 43 in the Nov. 4 General Election.

“We proudly stand in support of Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard,” said Bert Quintana, president of the Los Alamos Firefighters Union. “Stephanie’s commitment to public safety has been unwavering and she has proven to be a strong champion for area firefighters.”

“I am proud to have this critical

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